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Joint bid to save farmers from crop ravaging armyworms

Published on April 19, 2017

Fall Army Worm (FAW) – a type of crop pest– has infested farmers’ crops mainly maize, leaving them worried over ever recouping their investment and generally raising concerns of food security in the country.

This pest outbreak in Rwanda has made agriculture officials look in different directions for measures to contain the crop-destructive agents to support farmers.

Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB) says that if no timely intervention is made, the FAW outbreak may lead to the total loss of crop yield especially cereals such as maize, wheat, rice and sorghum, leading to food insecurity in the country. Read more. Source | New Times